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The Daily Chop: Ian Anderson update, Jorge Soler, Richard Rodriguez arrive and more

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More good news on the injury front.

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After making four additions to the roster at the trade deadline, the Atlanta Braves are also anticipating getting some internal reinforcements sometime in August. Travis d’Arnaud began his rehab assignment with Gwinnett Friday. Brian Snitker said that d’Arnaud would take the day off Saturday and then catch five or six innings Sunday. He will at some point start to see some time at DH to get some at-bats as well. Huascar Ynoa is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment for Rome Sunday.

You can also add Ian Anderson’s name to that group. Snitker said that Anderson threw a side session Friday and that everything went well. He is scheduled to throw another Monday before the team leaves to travel to St. Louis. Barring any setbacks, Anderson too could be nearing being ready to begin a rehab assignment.

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The Braves’ two biggest priorities heading into the deadline were back-of-the-bullpen help and corner-outfield needs. They solved the former with Rodríguez, who had 14 saves and a 2.82 ERA in 38 1/3 innings this season for the Pirates. They attacked the latter issue by acquiring four outfielders, setting up platoons for right and left field. Soler, a right-handed power bat, is expected to platoon with the lefty-hitting Pederson, and the duo will probably share right-field duties. Rosario (currently out with an oblique injury) and Duvall could eventually share time in left field. It’s a hodgepodge of outfielders, but it might actually work.

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